My first destination on the Snow Day in March was Cascade Park on the southeast end of town. This is a view of the park from its parking lot.
Cascade Park is currently used as a nature park. In its former glory, it was used as an amusement park. At the turn of the twentieth century, power companies found they could make profits developing amusement parks. In 1897, the New Castle Traction Company (later known as the Pennsylvania Power Company, or Penn Power) bought about seventy-one acres of rural property along Big Run in Shenango Township. The park was named Cascade Park in deference to its cascading waterfall and opened on May 29, 1897. It is noteworthy that the park was accessible not only via local trolley service but also via the Pittsburgh, Harmony, Butler and New Castle Railway, the Harmony Short Line.
In its heyday, the park had 27 rides including a carousel and a roller coater as well as an artificial lake made by damming the Big Run. The amusement park changed hands and declined over the years. In 1981 a section of the dam collapsed and completely (and violently) drained the lake into Big Run. The summer of 1982 would prove to be the last season the amusement rides were operated. In 1984, the transformation of Cascade Park back to a “nature-based” facility was put in motion.
PS. As per Abmdsudi's suggestion, I added a "color corrected" version to the workshop.
Camera / Image Information
Model: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Lens: 3.8 - 247.0 mm
Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.0 Macintosh
File Size: 970 kb
Exposure Time: 1/1000
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal length: 4.68 mm (in 35 mm: 28.9 mm)
Date Taken: 2017-03-10 11:10
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
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pajaran (65714) 2017-03-17 22:06
Lep pogled, interesantan tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan deo parka pokriven snegom, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lepo drvece pokriveno snegom.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Nice view, interesting text ...
Good work, nice shown part of the park is covered with snow, good contrast and perspective, beautifully captured moment. Nice trees covered with snow.
A good article on the technique and the elements of the recording.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
rychem (42584) 2017-03-17 22:23
Fantastic winter photo, so many fresh snow in March, you have caught the best moment when the snow still covers trees, bravo
COSTANTINO (69620) 2017-03-17 23:00
Hello dear Murat and have a nice weeend
amazing snowy winter scenery perfectly eecuted
I love this peaceful pretty landscape
lets hope that the summer will arrive
soon because the weather in Greece too
is too bad
danos (103098) 2017-03-18 0:39
nice the snowy scenery with the high trees to are covered from it.The excellent light and colour management enhance even more its beauty.
jemaflor (103087) 2017-03-18 0:48
Beautiful winter view, impressive layer of snow, nice with the view of all these branches, good sharpness.
jhm (159949) 2017-03-18 0:57
Truly a wonderful winter picture with much snow on the branches of the trees.
Pleasant panorama view with the forest and imminent sky.
Composition and presentation are excellent made.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ikeharel (78249) 2017-03-18 1:17
Bright light brought a touch of blueish tint to the snow, Murat, yet a marvelous sight even as I know it was cold. Immaculate clarity achieved on picture.
Evidence here that frost grow on trees...
Wish you a nice and warmer weekend,
papagolf21 (109234) 2017-03-18 1:19
Bonjour, cher Murat,
Cette présentation est belle, le parc sous la neige prend une autre dimension.
Bravo pour la note d'accompagnement.
Nicou (151000) 2017-03-18 1:46
Mervielleux édocr hivernal quelle neige vous avez toute la végétaiton recouverte un superbe décor hivernal fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
PaulVDV (32631) 2017-03-18 3:44
Just before spring comes, you present us a wonderful winter panorama.
The branches of the trees bear quite a lot of snow.
Beautiful with all the dark trunks and branches breaking through all that white.
Best regards, Paul
ChrisJ (117783) 2017-03-18 4:32
Strange weather to be having in Spring. Good repetition of the natural patterns and shapes of the trees and their branches. Excellent textural details in the fg snow. Tfs!
holmertz (59060) 2017-03-18 5:09
It's a nice winter view, but I didn't expect that at this time of the year, when we are all waiting for spring. I suppose most of this fresh clean snow was already gone one or two days later. It looked nice while it lasted.
Silvio1953 (152907) 2017-03-18 5:38
Ciao Murat, fascinating winter view with fantastic frozen trees, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (106322) 2017-03-18 9:03
Nice winter view.
Good frame and colors.
Tue (43386) 2017-03-18 9:05
That's really an impressive amount of snow and it covers the trees so nicely. The pattern in the untouched snow on the field is also very nice. I like the soft, subdued sunlight.
lousat (97531) 2017-03-18 12:45
Hi Murat,one of the last snowy landscapes of this year i think,beautiful capture made in the usual excellent quality,waiting the springtime it's nice to see again something like that. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,LUCIANO
cornejo (46732) 2017-03-18 13:32
Hello Murat, very good photograph of this interesting public space covered with snow, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Affectionate greetings from the south of Spain.
Cricri (125832) 2017-03-19 3:37
Beau paysage couvert d'une bonne épaisseur de neige, les arbres blancs donne un joli décor, belle lumière, présentation
abmdsudi (57672) 2017-03-20 18:27
Snow in spring is picturesque but it is bitterly cold! You're really making the most with good features in the setting which provides a smooth lead adding a focal point to the composition. Sincerely I feel a bit more white correction would reveal the snow's close to its true colour, Congrats
jmdias (68643) 2017-03-24 1:45
the forest looks glorious painted in white as we can see here. nice details of this meteorological event. a pity that lamp post and wire in the scene